Pace will run again; Others jump into election at deadline
Sheriff Martin Pace will seek another term in leading the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Pace filed his qualifying papers Wednesday with the Warren County Circuit Clerk’s office to run as an Independent for the position he has held since 1996.
Friday was the qualifying deadline for candidates seeking to run in the August Primary Election.
Pace became a Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy in 1981, rising through the ranks to become an investigator. He was appointed sheriff by the Warren County Board of Supervisors in January 1996 to fill an unexpired term before winning a special election.
Pace will have a challenger after Joseph Stubbs filed qualifying papers as an Independent in the August Primary Election.
Leon Kennedy Jr., who ran unsuccessfully for Warren County Sheriff in 2015, filed his qualifying papers last week.
Meanwhile, the District 5 supervisors’ race added two more candidates who filed qualifying paperwork this week. Hunter Vinzant filed as an Independent candidate to face longtime incumbent Richard George, who is also an Independent.
Kelle Banks Barfield, the owner of Lorelei Books, filed her paperwork to run as a Republican in the District 5 supervisors’ race.
Dr. Jeff Holland filed as an Independent in the District 4 supervisor’s race, which is currently held by incumbent John Carlisle.
Bill Jeffers filed his paperwork Friday seeking to run as a Republican in the District 1 supervisors’ race, a seat currently held by incumbent John Arnold.
Will Halpin filed as an Independent for the District 2 supervisor seat currently held by Democrat William Banks.
Another Independent candidate, David Sharp, filed paperwork seeking the District 3 seat currently held by Charles Selmon.
There are no August primary challengers for tax collector, tax assessor, circuit clerk, chancery clerk, coroner, constable or justice court judge positions.
Warren County Election Commission Chairman and District 4 Election Commissioner Sara Carlson Dionne said candidates will be notified they have qualified after the commission meets Monday at 10 a.m.
Other challengers who have filed their paperwork with the Warren County Circuit Clerk’s office to run in the August Primary Election include:
Edward Herring, Republican challenger for District 1 Supervisor
Stan Collins, Independent challenger for District 2 Supervisor
Shawn Jackson, Democrat challenger for District 3 Supervisor
James “Jim” Stirgus Jr., Democrat challenger for District 3 Supervisor
Marty Crevitt, Republican challenger for District 4 Supervisor
Carl Campbell, Independent challenger for District 5 Supervisor
Marvin Joe Wooley, Independent challenger for District 5 Supervisor
Ken Harper, Democrat challenger for County Prosecutor
Stephen Lee McMillin, Republican challenger for County Prosecutor
Other incumbents who have filed their paperwork with the Warren County Circuit Clerk’s office to run in the August Primary Election include:
District 1 Supervisor John Arnold, Independent
District 2 Supervisor William Banks, Democrat
District 3 Supervisor Charles Selmon, Democrat
District 4 Supervisor John Carlisle, Republican
District 5 Supervisor Richard George, Independent
County Prosecutor Ricky Johnson, Independent
Northern District Constable Glenn McKay
Central District Constable Troy Kimble
Southern District Constable John Heggins
Northern District Justice Court Judge Eddie Woods
Central District Justice Court Judge James Jefferson
Southern District Justice Court Judge Jeff Crevitt
Coroner Doug Huskey
Tax Collector Antonia Flaggs-Jones
Tax Assessor Ben Luckett
Circuit Clerk Jan Hyland Daigre
Chancery Clerk Donna Farris Hardy
Primary elections will be held Aug. 6, with a runoff set for Aug. 27, if necessary. The general election will be held Nov. 5 and the possible runoff Nov. 26.